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Feminism and Self-Assessertion of Female Characters in Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizen and Zaynab Alkalis The Stillborn.

IE Odinye

Abstract


Feminism is a social theory and movement primarily motivated by the experiences of women in society. It gives the women a sense of belonging, of self as worthy, effectual and contributing human beings. As a theoretical and ideological frame work it directly opposes sexism by supporting gender equality. Many feminist writers see feminism as a reaction to such stereotype of women, whereby women are seen as helpless, dependent and voiceless in society.Therefore, the core of this paper is to explore feminism and the plight of feminine gender as regards the issue of self-assertion.



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